Sunday 12 August 2012

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Shadows - Review

The long awaited and much talked about Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eye shadows finally made it to Australian shores in July. As a cream eyeshadow addict, I had to get my mitts on them. Sadly I had to wait until the end of July, when I was in Melbourne to find the shades I wanted. Everywhere only had a couple of the brights. I ended up going to over eight stores to find the five shades I wanted. Perseverance paid off though, I came home with the ones I wanted!

These shadows are highly pigmented and super easy to apply. I like to use my fingers to apply and then blend out the edges with a brush. I have not tested these for 24 hours (I always remove my makeup - as you should) but the 12 or so hours I have worn them for, I have been impressed. They do not fade, move or crease. I found them a little difficult to remove though, even using my favourite Bioderma Crealine H20.

This shadows can be used as a base to apply powder shadows on top of. Personally, I don't do this. I use cream shadows to make life easier and not have to bother with powder shadows. Cream shadows have no fall-out and I find them much easier to blend.

The shades I purchased are (they are shown in this order in every photo):
  • 05 Too Cool - shimmery white
  • 15 Audacious Asphalt - slightly shimmery, blackened grey
  • 25 Bad to the Bronze - shimmery bronze
  • 35 Tough as Taupe - matte grey-brown
  • 45 Bold Gold - shimmery gold
These are the more neutral shades of the ten available. Originally I had no plans to purchase any of the other shades, but now I really like the look of the green, purple and pomegranate (which is a reddish brown).

The shadows are packaged in a little glass pot that holds 4g of product. Just make sure you close the lid tightly, so they don't dry out. :)

These retail for the very reasonable price of $11.95 each, though I only paid around $8.00 each - yay for sales on Maybelline. I highly recommend these shadows, if you haven't already purchased these head to your nearest Maybelline stockist. These shadows tick all the boxes and are great value.

Have you tried the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Shadows? What do you think?


  1. Love these!! I have 4 :)Bad to the bronze, tough as taupe, pomegranate punk and fierce and tangy. They are all fantastic.

    1. I love the look of Fierce & Tangy, but I would rarely wear it. More of a neutral girl :)

  2. I have had my eye on Too cool for a while...but I wish it was matte! I currently own audacious asphalt and I love it for smokey eyes :)

    p.s. I have nominated you for the Liebster award!


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Stephanie x

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